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Standby Generator Testing to Be Suspended on Bad Air Days

Standby Generator Testing to Be Suspended on Bad Air Days

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it aims to ban test-operations of 15,432 emergency power supply systems in government buildings and high-rise buildings across Seoul on days when air pollution warnings are issued. Standby generators supply automatic backup power for safety systems including fire protection systems and elevators during outages. [...]

New Traffic Lights for Smombie Safety

New Traffic Lights for Smombie Safety

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it is cooperating with the Road Traffic Authority to install traffic lights on the ground to help “smombies” avoid traffic accidents. “Smombie” is a new phrase that combines “smartphone” and “zombie,” coined to denote people who use their smartphones while walking. The [...]

Seoul City Gov’t Launches Upgraded Version of Foreigners-only Tour Pass

Seoul City Gov’t Launches Upgraded Version of Foreigners-only Tour Pass

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — An upgraded version of the foreigners-only Seoul tour pass is now available for travelers visiting the city, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday. The Discover Seoul Pass comes with a variety of discount benefits or complimentary offers for key tourist hotspots that have newly been added, the city government [...]

2 Dead, One Missing in Mine Blast

2 Dead, One Missing in Mine Blast

JEONGSEON, South Korea, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Two people were killed and another went missing Thursday after an explosion at a mine in a northeastern county in Gangwon Province, authorities said. The accident happened at around 3:55 p.m. when blasting work was under way in an iron mine in Jeongseon, about 150 kilometers east of Seoul. Initial reports said 14 workers were buried under the [...]

Seoul to Create ‘Social Franchise’

Seoul to Create ‘Social Franchise’

SEOUL, Apr. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — In a bid to overcome unfair industry practices, Seoul will create its own ‘social franchise’ that seeks to develop mutual interest between store owners and the brand following a series of power abuse scandals. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said on Sunday it is looking for people to join its own [...]

Seoul to Test Abandoned Animals for Infections

Seoul to Test Abandoned Animals for Infections

SEOUL, Apr. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean capital has announced plans to test hundreds of abandoned animals in the city for infections. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said on Sunday it will test up to 1,500 animals including stray cats, abandoned animals and pets as part of efforts to control the spread of zoonotic diseases. [...]